The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is now structuring its innovations and policy directions into six pillars. The six pillars hold together the overall goal of CMS, which is to foster a U.S. health care system that is better, smarter, and healthier – to improve care, spend health care dollars more wisely, and make our communities healthier.
In this policy analysis paper from MediSked, industry expert JoAnn Lamphere, DrPH, discusses CMS’ vision; the role that we can each play within this framework; and how CMS, states, providers, and MCOs can collaborate and share accountability for achieving discernable improvement in healthcare outcomes and quality of life for individuals.
JoAnn Lamphere, DrPH, is a consultant for MediSked and previously served as the Deputy Commissioner of Person-Centered Supports at the New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) until her retirement in 2018. Her previous roles include serving as a Principal at Health Management Associates and as the State Government Affairs Director for the Long-Term Care Team at AARP. JoAnn earned her Doctorate in Public Health at Columbia University.
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